Hi Guys, I have been running my Nautilus(Ray Mason hull) for three years now. It has working front and rear planes,Co2 gas ballast system, and operating salon and wheelhouse lights. It is not an easy sub to trim out but it works well when you do. It needs quite a bit of power to propel it along. You have all those teeth creating drag, and it does try to push itself under when you increase speed. If you put the dive planes in the stock location they are next to useless. You do not have enough surface area to make them effective. They do seem to work better at a faster speed. The stock rudder will not work eather. Not large enough. I made a cheater rudder that attaches with pinns made out of Lexan I use in the water. It turns fine with this. Since it is clear it is invisable in the water. I use the ballast tank to control the depth and that seems to work fine. The prop I have is a scale stock prop and it has plenty of bite. It may look old style but it is so efficent I had to up my gear ratio to 6/1 because the motor was getting to hot. It may not be the easiest sub to trim out but nothing looks cooler running in the water at speed. I take that back, seeing it run at night with the eyes lit and the salon lights on is COOLER!
Edited By Bigdave on 1056077485
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